High Notes, Vol 11 No 34, October 29 2010

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From the Principal

High Talent
Congratulations to Ennes Mehmedbasic (Year 10) who received 2nd place in the under 18s category performing on the oboe in the prestigious Australasian Double Reed Competition held in Melbourne last week. Well done to Shuming Wang (Year 9) who was a finalist in the Future Leaders Cultural Award for 2010. The Year 10 debating team team (Alex Hughes, Robert Sternhell, Chris Chiam and Adam Ceh) are in the PDC state final against Orange State High School. It will be held at the Domain Theatre, Art Gallery of NSW on Friday 19 November. Well done so far and good luck in the final, boys!

Student Insurance
The school carries 24/7 accident insurance for every student. If your son is injured in any context, let us know. Aon Insurance has a schedule of claimable events with a maximum payout for each event. The payments are not a substitute for health insurance but do contribute to the recovery from injury in various ways and for emergency transport in certain circumstances. If your son is injured please go to www.sydneyboyshigh.com / welfare/ insurance policy. All the necessary details are displayed on the page and PDF downloads of claim forms and procedures are also located there.

Year 11 Reports
Clearance Forms for Year 11 students are ready for completion. Students need to fulfil their obligations to the school before being signed out of the Preliminary Course officially and commencing their HSC year. This process begins with the issuing of Year 11 reports commencing next week.

Year 12 Portfolios
The Year 12 Clearance Forms are also being prepared. Many students will have completed their HSC examinations by the end of next week. I will be distributing references and portfolios to students who have completed forms as from Monday, November 8. Parent and Student Mentors. We are still looking for Student Mentors to assist with our incoming students. The role is neither onerous nor lengthy, consisting of a few phone calls and perhaps an exchange of emails. The Mentor role attracts two-points on the Student Award Scheme. Please consider helping out to make a new student feel more at home. Contact our New Students Mentor, Ms Reemst, to express your interest. Parents, we also need you to help out in making new parents to the school feel welcome. Email or call the school if you would like to help.

Staff Development Survey 2010
A comprehensive survey of staff development and professional learning was undertaken during term 3. The results were compiled by Ms Williams and have been published and discussed with the School Executive. Seventy staff members completed the survey of a FTE staff of 75, a 93% response rate. Some staff were on leave, so the result is a very strong one. The survey confirms that the integration of ICT into teaching and learning has gathered great momentum at High. It also affirms the efforts made by teachers to keep up to date with the latest pedagogical approaches. Some useful suggestions and more detailed data items came out of the survey. I hope to implement several of these for next year. I want to thank all staff for their great interest and cooperation in completing the survey with so much honesty and detail.
Dr K A Jaggar

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Volunteer Parents Needed for Orientation Day

Tuesday 16 November

Can you spare a couple of hours between 2pm and 4pm; or between 4pm and 6pm?

Please join our team of volunteer parents serving refreshments in the courtyard outside the Great Hall. Our aim is to make incoming families feel welcome and to encourage them to be involved in the school.

If you speak a language other than English, this will be especially helpful. Please contact Soogie Sim This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 0411 641 735 If you are able to help out.Thank you

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From the Two Libraries

Andrews Library - More Resources Moving Over to the McDonald Library


Newer resources in the Senior only subject areas have now moved over to the McDonald Library. When Senior Fiction was purchased in 2008 the Librarian marked it for the Senior Library collection. It has finally got to the students it was intended for.

Don’t forget to look at the location area to see which library houses the resource you want. Eg


means your book is in the McDonald Library and is fiction with an author’s surname beginning with FER.


As the Librarian has been sifting through the fiction for old books to cull she has also moved lots of shorter books over to the Quick Read Spinner. So if you want a short read look on this spinner. Some classic authors are now featuring on this stand.


For every boy in the school all Library books need to be returned (or if lost paid for) so that clearance sheets can be signed by library staff of either Library. Any boy with an overdue book will have had notices posted to his home and needs to respond to this communication from the library.



The Scold’s Bridle, Minette Walters;
Isle of Dogs, Patricia Cornnwell;
The Famished Road, Ben Okri;
The Echelon Vendetta, David Stone;
The Great Fire, Shirley Hazzard;
Girl in Hyacinth Blue, Susan Vreeland;
The Gathering, Anne Enright

Casting Off, Libby Purves;
Post Captain, Patrick O’Brian;
The Boy in the Moon, Kate O‘Riordan

Guide to Overseas Work, Learning Holidays & Adventure Travel for Australians and New Zealanders, Bryan Havenhand ed;
That Summer in Sicily, Marlena De Blasi.

Personal Relationships (PE, PD, Health, Values Ed)

Veronica Crothers

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The Other Olympics

Towards the end of Term 3 the French, German and Latin students in Years 7, 8 and 9 participated in the LanguagePerfect Olympics. LanguagePerfect is a website which offers students the possibility to improve their vocabulary, grammar and sentence structure knowledge in the language of their choice (preferably the language they are also studying at school!). As an introduction to the site the organisers offered again the participation in the Olympics for free and the students got involved with great enthusiasm as they could see their score and that of their classmates on screen and if nothing else they are very competitive. The fact that they had to get a word right three times (randomly) ensured that they knew it by the time it came around the third time – and only then did they score a point.

It was not only the occasional lesson in the computer lab which improved the tally – they could – and did – access the site from home, too, and outdo their nearest rival. The result was quite amazing – the founders of the site – three New Zealand whizz kids – came to our school and presented the participants with five Silver (Sai Vimalanathan, Darryl Chan, Tom Du, Jesse Cooper and Allan Shi) and six Bronze Medallist Certificates (Edric Wang, Sheng An Zhang, Benjamin Nguyen, Samuel Pham, Steve Tran and William Wu) plus a large number of Credit certificates. Overall our school’s ranking was 30 out of 400.

It is now planned to subscribe to LanguagePerfect for one year to build on the enthusiasm and – as we can submit our own material – encourage the boys to practise their vocabulary skills.
Isabell St Leon.

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Die deutsche Frage

Why would the Germans have been crying crocodile’s tears on Tuesday, October 26? (And a few other nations as well?) A chocolate bar to the first with the correct answer at the Language Staff Room.

And the answer to the question of a few weeks ago: Both England and Liechtenstein have the same melody for their national anthems. Nobody got it right.

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Careers News

UNSW Campus Tours
This is the best time of year to visit the UNSW Campus! Every Friday at 3:30pm, students, parents and school staff are invited to participate in a tour of the UNSW Kensington Campus. The 1 hour tour covers most of the University and offers participants the opportunity to ask any questions they may have about Faculties, courses, student life, etc. Tour Guides are highly trained Student Ambassadors with a wealth of knowledge of the University and have first-hand experience studying there. Registration for these tours is essential as group size is limited to 10.

When: 3:30pm; Every Friday, rain or shine, except for 24 and 31 December.
To register for a UNSW Campus Tour, please visit: www.campustours.unsw.edu.au.

Australian National University Sydney Advisory Day
Discuss your tertiary education options and obtain detailed information from staff of the ANU Colleges, University Accommodation and staff from some of their support services. Rydges World Square, 389 Pitt Street, 17 December, 10am - 3pm.
To register visit http://info.anu.edu.au/studyat/Student_Recruitment/advisory +61 2 6125 4893

UNSW Info Day 2011
UNSW Info Day is your opportunity to get advice about changing your preferences. Speak with staff and students about undergraduate programs and life as a UNSW student. Wednesday 5 January 2011. UNSW Info line 9385 1110 UNSW Student Recruitment Office 9385 1844 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   http://www.unsw.edu.au/futureStudents/undergrad/pad/infoday/index.html 

Sydney University Summer School
The Summer School program includes a wide variety of subjects. Many students take advantage of the program to accelerate their degree, for others it is an opportunity to sample university life. Applications open now. http://register.summer.usyd.edu.au 

“Call-Out Box”: UNSW All-Rounder Scholarship
UNSW has created 20 new scholarships for 2011 for students who have achieved all-round good results academically (ATAR 95+), in other aspects of their lives such sports, music, debating, dance, etc. and who have held leadership roles at school and/or in the community.

If this sounds like you apply now by going to www.scholarships.unsw.edu.au and put in an application. Tell them why you want to go to UNSW and how you plan to make a difference once you are there. Applications close 30 November 2010.

New Program in 2011
429027 – Bachelor of Psychological Science, School of Psychology, UNSW

The new Bachelor of Psychological Science is a 3 or 4 year program leading to an accredited degree in Psychology, as well as providing the option of taking a complementary major in a number of related areas. Psychology may be combined with a major in marketing, management or human resource management from the Australian School of Business, providing an excellent background for careers in the business world.

Alternatively, this degree also allows the study of majors in philosophy, criminology, linguistics, or history and philosophy of science from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in preparation for a variety of social science careers. Students with a specific interest in physiological and neuroscientific aspects of psychology can combine Psychology with the study of vision science, neuroscience, anatomy or physiology from the Faculty of Science to prepare them for a career in a healthcare of biomedical research setting.

Students may also choose to focus on Psychology alone, and at the end of their second year, students in this degree have the option to choose courses that will provide them with the pre-requisites to gain entry to the Honours (fourth) year in Psychology.

Three or four year programs in Psychology can also still be studied through the existing B Psychology, B Science (Advanced) and B Science degrees.

For more information: www.psy.unsw.edu.au/psychologicalscience 

Volunteering with Youth Challenge Australia
YCA recruits and trains volunteers to support projects in Indigenous Australia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, India, and Vanuatu. Projects range from 5 to 10 weeks and leave at various times throughout the year. www.youthchallenge.org.au 

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Music Notes

RE-SCHEDULE of Upcoming Music Events

The Annual Music Assembly will be held on Tuesday 23rd of November 2010 in the Great Hall at 11:30am. We would like to invite parents to come along and celebrate the wonderful achievements of our music students. There will be performances by some of this year’s Encore Nominees, Music Pockets presented to Year 11 musicians eligible for the award and Music Tour highlights.

Our Spring Music Festival has been moved to Tuesday the 23rd November (evening of the Music Assembly) starting at 6pm in the Great Hall (ALL Concert Bands, Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra, String Ensembles and Chamber Choir will be involved).

The Symphony Orchestra will be performing the much anticipated Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin with piano solo played by Paul Pang (OB 2006).

Tickets will be on sale in the coming weeks and we look forward to your company on this festive occasion.

The Jazz in the Courtyard Concert will be on the following evening Wednesday 24th November starting at 5:30pm with the workshop during the day at school. (ALL Stage Bands, Jazz Ensemble and Guitar Ensemble will perform.)

The Jazz Ensemble will be performing on Sunday afternoon (2pm-5pm) 14th November 2010 at Le Pain Quotidien as part of the young talent development program ‘Soiree to Showcase our Future’. We would like to invite you to come along to hear them play some of their wonderful repertoire and support them in their hard work this year.


Congratulations to Ennes Mehmedbasic (Year 10 oboist) who received 2nd place in the Australasian Double Reed Competition in the under 18s category held in Melbourne last week.

An outstanding achievement in such a prestigious competition.

Music Tour Reunion Night

We apologise for the rescheduling of the Music Tour Reunion Night due to technical difficulties. The evening has been rescheduled to Monday the 13th of December 2010 at 6:30pm and all tour members and families are invited to attend this evening in the Great Hall. Mr Tony Hannon has spent many, many hours editing the footage so beautifully filmed by Bart Daniels (Yr 10) and Thomas Diep (Yr 11) and will be available on 2x DVDs for all tour members. If you would like to receive your copies on high definition blu-ray discs, please bring in blank discs to Mr Hannon to copy the tour concerts and highlights.

Please confirm your attendance with us at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Monday 6th December 2010 and bring a plate of food to share to make is a festive and sociable evening. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Music Tour Photos and Videos are now accessible (for staff and students) on the W Drive, Photo Archive, 2010, Music Tour 2010 (France & Flanders).

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High Society

The Bulletin Board for Sydney Boys High P & C

Julie Connolly
P&C President.
If you would like to have any parent community news or upcoming events included in High Society, please contact Julie Connolly, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; M: 0418 470 203.

Merit Selection Panel Training

The final opportunity this year for parents to attend an afternoon session for Merit Selection Panel training is available on Tuesday 9th November, from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm, at the Arncliffe office of the Department of Education & Training.

Our school needs a large pool of parents who have been trained in this process, so that we can participate in the important role of panel selection for teaching and executive staff. Trained parents have sat on over six panels this year - with one currently in progress.

If you would like to take up this opportunity for training, send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will forward you additional details.

Next P&C Meeting – the AGM

Our next P&C meeting will be the Annual General Meeting – 7.30 pm, Wednesday 17th November. Please put this date in your diaries. All P&C executive positions will be declared vacant and elections for these positions held that evening.

Positions up for re-election are: President; 2 Vice-Presidents; Treasurer; Assistant Treasurer; Secretary; Assistant Secretary; Student Wellbeing Committee Representative; Parking Coordinator; P&C Catering and Event Coordinator; P&C Website Coordinator; 4 P&C Representatives to SHS Foundation; 4 P&C Alternate Representatives to SHS Foundation; 4 P&C Representatives to School Council; 4 P&C Alternate Representatives to School Council.

Being part of the P&C executive committee is a great way to become involved in the High community and make a contribution to the benefit of all our sons’ education. You come to know people from across many school Years and find out lots of information about how things run at the school.

Email your nomination for one of these positions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact Julie Connolly This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to find out more information about a particular role.

Coles Sports for Schools Campaign

The School has registered to be part of the current Coles Supermarket Sport for Schools campaign, which is running until Sunday 31 October 2010.

Parents and boys can collect vouchers from the cashier when shopping at any Coles Supermarket. Bring these vouchers to School and put them in the box at the Front Office or outside the PE staff room. Even remind your neighbours and relatives to collect vouchers on your behalf. Every $10 spent at Coles Supermarkets will earn a Coles Sports for Schools voucher.The vouchers are redeemable for sports equipment at the end of the promotion.


Many more parents are now posting comments on the P&C BLOG – thank you for your input and we look forward to implementing some of your suggestions – a reminder that parents need their Username and Password to access the BLOG. Just email the P&C This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will send you details if you do not have a Username and password.

Upcoming Meetings & Events

Debating Supporters Group AGM – 6.00pm, Tuesday 2nd November,
Staff Common Room Cricket Committee Meeting – 6.00pm, Wednesday 3rd November, Staff Common room
Rowing Committee Meeting – 7.00pm, Tuesday 9th November,
Staff Common Room P&C AGM – 7.30pm, Wednesday 17th November, Staff Common Room

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Basketball: Shooting Hoops

High VS Joeys

2010 Term 1 (*Last time)

1st WIN 89-67 E NAAR 24!
2nd WIN 67-35 B MCGLENCHY 25!
3rd WIN 42-28 M WANG 14
16A LOSS 53-31 Improved scoring performance
16B WIN 25-18 T HANG 4, 8 BLKS
16C WIN 45-18 M ZHU 18
16D WIN 24-7 J DO 6
16E WIN 33-18 M LAM 13
15A WIN 46-34 N FRANCE 26!!!!!!!!
15B WIN 38-16 D DUONG 11
15D WIN 46-10 W MA 27
15E WIN 42-12 L ZHANG 10
15F WIN 34-2 H MAI 10
14A WIN 32-25 B CHEN 15
14D WIN 64-30 S CHENG 20
13A LOSS 78-10 A SO 4

Term 4 (This time)

1st WIN 96-43 E NAAR 27
2nd WIN 58-54 S RENZENBRINK 21
4th WIN 32-21 V ZHENG MVP
5th LOSS 29-26 N LEONG 8
6th LOSS 18-19 A NG 7
8th WIN 30-19 D CHEN 10
16A WIN 33-23 A WU MVP
15A WIN 37-16 J KWON 8
15B WIN 45-28 S BELL MVP, B CHEN 14
15C LOSS 17-32 J ZHAO 6
15D WIN 42-32 J GILL-LEE 12
15E WIN 51-11 D SUN 16
14C LOSS 31-22 D PANG 11
14D LOSS 28-42 K SZET 12

*Rain cancelled several games

Performance Against Joeys

The hard work of High players and our great basketball program, have allowed High to be successful in 16 of their matches! Congratulations to those teams! Most of the losses were narrow losses and hopefully can be turned into victories next year. First Grade had a magnificent match against Joeys, winning 96-43 with Emmett scoring 27 points and Craig with 20. In Second Grade, High was once again dominant, with Scott Renzenbrink netting 21 points and Blake McGlenchy producing 10 of his ‘McGlenchy Magic’ points.

Mr Hayman’s Player of the Week


First and Second Grade Tables

First Grade Played Won Lost For Against Points
Newington 2 2 0 157 54 4
High 2 2 0 195 112 4
Scots 2 2 0 175 124 4
Shore 2 1 1 116 160 3
St. Joseph's 2 1 1 99 147 3
St. Ignatius' 2 0 2 141 173 2
Grammar 2 0 2 99 141 2
Kings 2 0 2 65 136 2

First grade are moving their way up the table steadily. Support them vs Newington and Scots. 11:15am in our gymnasium on the 13th and 20th of November respectively.

Second Grade is now in 4th place and on their way up the table! Cheer them on!

Second Grade Played Won Lost For Against Points
Newington 2 2 0 122 44 4
Shore 2 2 0 112 76 4
St. Ignatius' 2 2 0 113 81 4
High 2 1 1 103 106 3
St. Joseph's 2 1 1 92 95 3
Scots 2 0 2 78 123 2
Grammar 2 0 2 62 105 2
Kings 2 0 2 53 105 2

By David Li Wang

~ Go High Basketball!
~Play Hard, Play Smart and Play Together!
~ Don’t forget to visit the Sydney High Basketball Website!
~ Brought to you by the editors, David Li Wang and Chris Chiam
~Thank you to Mr Hayman for all his contributions to High basketball

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SHS Rowing Committee

Back to the Sheds Regatta 2010

It was a very successful Back to the Sheds Day last Saturday 23rd October with Old Boys, rowers, parents, supporters and friends attending. The day is gaining more interest each year and it was great to see so many enjoying the morning with a row in the regatta and/or socialising over a coffee and barbecue breakfast.

A highlight of the day was the Regatta. This year we had 8 crews competing - 5 crews of Old Boys, parents, friends and supporters which had participated in the 6 week High Rowing Challenge program, the 1977/78 GPS Gold Challenge Old Boy crew, and a hotshot recent Old Boy crew taking on the School VIII.

The races proved very entertaining for all spectators. In the shining sun, and with barely a wave on the water, the five mixed teams of friends, parents and Old Boys raced over the short course for a chance to take on the finest athletes in the High Rowing program, and it was the ‘Dee-V-8’ and ‘77/78 Gold Challenge’ crews who won their place in the final. Then it got serious with the Old Boy crew taking on the School VIII. The Old Boys lack of training time together was overcome through sheer bicep size, and a shared desire to show the School VIII how things were done. This feature race was a tensely contested challenge between the Old Boys and the School VIII, won by only 0.5 secs by the Old Boy crew - Pat Desmond (c), Mitchell Kelly (stroke), David Vien, Andrew Pham, Shahar Merom, Jack Wachsmann, Matt Ling, Clive Chen and Adam Farrow-Palmer.

On the shore, competitors and spectators enjoyed the mingling. Our Captain of Boats, Jonah Petrie, welcomed everyone to the sheds and thanked the1977/78 Gold Challenge crew and the High Rowing Challenge crews for their very generous donations. Amongst the crowd, and great to see back at the sheds, were the 77/78 old boy crew members, Raoul Lake, Iain Rennie, Adrian Cohen, Ian Crawford, Paul Say, Dave Nehl, Dave Morrow, Jim Dounis, Andrew Bowey and old boys Doug Donoghue (53), Viv Littlewood (52), Bob Holmes (45), Bryce Ross Jones (45), David Bell (46), Robbie Girdler (04) and Keith Jameson (61).

Upcoming Rowing Events -

  • Loreto Normanhurst Regatta - Saturday 6 November. It is exciting to have 3 crews prepared and ready to race in this regatta at SIRC. The Year 9 1st Quad, the Year 10 1st Eight and the School Eight will compete.
  • Senior Head of the Parramatta - Saturday 13 November. The School 1st and 2nd Eight will compete in this 4,000m race finishing at the Sydney Rowers Club.
  • Melbourne High Year 10 Visit – Wednesday 17 to Saturday 20 November. Our 2011 Year 10 Eights will host the boys from Melbourne High and introduce them to rowing on the Parramatta River, finishing off with some serious racing.
  • Junior Head of the Parramatta – Saturday 20 November. This will be the first opportunity for all our Junior Quads to race. We will enter four 2011 Year 8 Quads, eight Year 9 Quads, and our two Year 10 Eights. A good vantage point to watch this race is from the Sydney Rowers Club.
  • Family Regatta Day – Saturday 20 November. After the Juniors and Year 10s race, all families are invited back to the sheds to have a try at rowing and enjoy an early lunch.
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Sydney Boys High Cricket

Sydney Boys High Cricket vs St Joseph’s College

1st XI- St Joseph’s 8 declared 280 (69 overs) (S Dias 1-34, J Moffat 2-24, T Connolly 4-34, N Bhagwat 1-69,)versus SBHS 2-26 (20 overs) (O Meroni 3 no, M Phung 9, J Moffat 0 no, N Bhagwat 10) M phung (c)

In a game punctuated by lost time due to the lightning rule being invoked – followed by torrential rain – we managed to get 90 overs completed on day one of our game versus last year’s premiers – Joeys. They batted brilliantly to score 8 declared for 280 in 69 overs. Tom Connolly, on debut took 4-34 whilst Jesse Moffat bowled aggressively to snare two wickets for 24 runs. However, the pick of the bowlers was Sudam Dias, who bowled with great pace and control whilst taking 1-34 off 15 very impressive overs. Sam Lane, Siva Sooriakumar, Nakul Bhagwat, Michael Phung and Lahiru Katupitiya were busy in the field – Sam took two excellent catches. Sangeeth Subramaniam kept well. We lost two wickets before stumps when Michael Phung and Nakul Bhagwat narrowly missed out on negotiating the last twenty overs. We resume on 2-26.

2nd XI- St Joseph’s 4/116 (36.4 overs) ( C Price 1/14(7), K Gunaratne 1/28(8), S.Thushyanathan 1/0(0.4 overs)) K Sivayogarayan (C)

A game which didn’t progress past the 36 over mark due to lightning and heavy rain. The Sydney High 2nd XI left Joeys in a strong position going into next Saturday. Being sent in to bowl by Joeys, Caspar Price snared the first victim of the game early on with Dan Smith taking a full body diving catch down the leg side. A strong bowling performance by the Sivayogarayan brothers, bowling in tandem saw Joeys struggle to score at more than two an over and eventually saw Joeys crack under the pressure, with Al Hughes throwing a ball from square leg to have the batsmen run out. Going into a lunch at a strong position Kumi and Shivangar both made important breakthroughs early into the 3rd session thanks to catches by Al Hughes. Going into next week, the boys have put themselves in a strong position and if they are able to take quick wickets and then bat sensibly, a win is definitely on the cards.

4th XI- Sydney High 7/163 (17 overs)- (S Danziger- 56 retired, H Sit 26, D Kim 24, L Ming 20) v SJC 0/0- match abandoned due to wet weather

16C XI- St Joseph’s 2-109 Vs High (Match Abandoned) Rain forced an end to a promising start, with Jason Hu and Sumen Kumareswaran (1 wkt each) demonstrating the benfits of bowling on the stumps. Congratulations to all 11 boys for attending, with special mention to Kevin Giang, who received praise from the MIC of St Joseph's Cricket for his aggressive bowling.

15A XI- St Josephs 4/279 dec (G Farrugia - 2/22 (6 overs), N Anson - 1/26 (4 overs), S Nagaraj 1/74 (9 overs)) vs High 3/51( N Anson 22 no, P Lam 8, L Defonseka 5no)

14A XI- High 7/54(V Murugananthan- 19, Jonathan- 7no, Rick-8no) vs St Joseph’s College
We won the toss and elected to bat. Early on we lost too many wickets, all top 3 batsmen not performing. Their spearhead bowler, Chan, picked up 5 wickets and our team struggled to pick up his left arm angle. At 7 for 33 things looked dire, however a wonderful partnership fight back between Jonathan Chew and Rick Saha, took us to 7 for 54 at the end of the day. (The rest of the day was cancelled due to rain). At the end of the day Jonathan stands on 7 not out and Rick stands on 8. Our top scorer was Varunan Murugananthan with 19 runs off 19 balls.

14B XI- High 3/36(15) (S. Arudselvan-17no, T George-6 no, J Lin 2) vs St Joseph’s College- Match abandoned due to rain
This was the first non-trial game for some new players in the team. We won the toss and chose to bat. Our openers played well for the first 3 overs. At break time 3 wickets had fallen and we had scored 36 runs. Due to the rain the match was called off. Continue the effort and encouragement, boys!

Quote of the week: cricket is mad soooo fun "debutant of 4th grade"- Dennis Kim Joke of the week: What do you get if you cross a tin opener, a vampire and a cricket team?- Answer: An opening bat!

Don’t forget group 1 teams are still playing against Joeys and group 2 teams are playing against Shore, check the cricket website for up to date details.

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